Type: Red Wine
Grape: Mencía/Bastardo (Trousseau)/Garnacha Tintorera (Alicante Bouschet)
Raúl Pérez Pereira is universally considered to be one of the world’s most visionary winemakers. Since he produced his first vintage for his family’s winery in 1994 at the age 22, he has been in the forefront of the conversation about what has been called “The New Spain”. In 2005, he left his family business to strike out on his own, creating Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez, which quickly became the point of reference for the Bierzo appellation.
Raul Perez practices organic farming, whole cluster fermentation in large oak vats, and macerations of between 2 and 5 months. Wines are aged in various vessels, foudre and cement, and bottled without fining or filtration.
This wine has floral, spicy aromas with hints of underbrush. Juicy, well-structured red fruit with great vibrancy and length on the palate, and a long finish marked by hints of herbs, coffee bean, and tomato leaf.